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Edinson Cavani agent reveals reason behind Manchester United, Chelsea snub

Cavani agent reveals reason behind Man United, Chelsea snub
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Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani turned down interest from Chelsea and Manchester United in January, according to his agent.

The agent and brother of Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani has revealed that his client was desperate to join Atletico Madrid during the January transfer window.

Cavani handed in a transfer request last month as he attempted to force a move away from the French champions before the winter deadline.

The Uruguay international ultimately remained in Paris, though, despite Manchester United and Chelsea also showing an interest in the experienced striker.

According to Walter Guglielmone, the 32-year-old had the chance to join either of the Premier League giants but was not interested even though they were offering a better financial package than Atletico.

"Cavani was willing to receive less than with PSG," The Sun quotes Guglielmone as saying. "Atletico could not cover the total economic cost of the operation and PSG did not want to lower the amounts he was asking for. Atletico Madrid did not close the agreement.

"Do you think that Edi did not play for almost a month at PSG so that I could drop the operation for a commission and that Edi did not fulfill his dream of going to Atletico Madrid? If it were for money, Edi would have gone to England, Manchester or Chelsea."

Cavani, who is thought to earn in excess of £360,000 a week under the terms of his current deal, is PSG's all-time leading scorer with 198 goals in 294 outings in all competitions.

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